Firms To Watch: Corporate and M&A: local firms

Praised as ‘calm, meticulous and technically superb’, Aaron Kok left Duane Morris & Selvam LLP in April 2022 to spearhead the team at Bih Li & Lee LLP, where he advises on M&A, joint ventures and restructurings, as well as private equity and venture capital transactions.

Corporate and M&A: local firms in Singapore

Allen & Gledhill LLP

Praised for its ‘unique breadth of knowledge and experience’, Allen & Gledhill LLP stands out for its track record in high-profile transactions in Singapore and across the region, collaborating with overseas offices, including Myanmar and Vietnam, and associated firms in Malaysia and Indonesia, on cross-border deals. Lim Mei, who has demonstrable expertise in M&A, equity capital markets and derivatives mandates, jointly leads the ‘premier team’ alongside ‘highly commercialChristian Chin, who advises on M&A, venture capital transactions, corporate restructurings and joint ventures. Andrew Lim handles corporate governance, regulatory and compliance matters, while Prawiro Widjaja focuses on deals with Indonesian connections and is commended as a ‘powerful intellect’. Christopher Koh is ‘a calm, collected and effective negotiator’, and Lee Kee Yeng is praised as a ‘brilliant and energetic lawyer’, who is ‘at the top of her class’.

Practice head(s):

Lim Mei; Christian Chin

Other key lawyers:

Andrew Lim; Prawiro Widjaja; Christopher Koh; Lee Kee Yeng; Christopher Ong; Song Su-Min


‘The A&G team has a unique breadth of knowledge and experience.’

‘Allen & Gledhill is renowned for being the premier law firm with the widest set of capabilities in Singapore across a range of disciplines. The M&A practice is well-staffed by experienced senior partners, supported by competent junior lawyers. The firm has demonstrated clear integrity and accountability in their dealings.’

‘Lee Kee Yeng is a brilliant and energetic lawyer. At the top of her class in terms of legal and regulatory knowledge. Very vigilant, accessible and diligent.’

‘I truly enjoy working with Christian Chin who is highly commercial in his advice, and he genuinely appreciates the issues faced by an in-house counsel and goes out of his way to provide that extra support.’

‘Prawiro Widjaja is a powerful intellect, capable of mastering the brief and going beyond, to provide comprehensive and commercially astute advice. A great legal adviser to have on your side.’

‘Christopher Ong is appreciated for his strong intellect, lucid explanations, humility and diligence. He is accessible to clients and delivers advice that addresses all aspects of the brief.’

‘I have worked most with Song Su-Min. I would rate her as one of the best M&A lawyer in Singapore. She is diligent, exceptionally efficient and provides high quality advice that is both legally sound and commercially acceptable.’

‘Christopher Koh is a calm, collected and effective negotiator. He is adept at dealing with different levels of stakeholders in a cross-culture transaction on both sides. A sharp lawyer with flexibility in approach to achieve the end game.’

Work highlights

  • Advised Sembcorp Marine Ltd, as transaction counsel, on its combination framework agreement with Bayberry Limited and Keppel Corporation Limited, pursuant to which the parties have agreed to take certain steps to effect the combination of the businesses of SCM and Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd.
  • Advising SATS Ltd., who has, through its subsidiary SATS International SAS, entered into a sale and purchase agreement with Promontoria 52 Coöperatie U.A. (an affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P.) and certain management sellers to acquire all of the issued shares of Promontoria Holding 243 B.V., the indirect owner of all of the shares in WFS Global Holdings SAS.
  • Advised Swire Beverages Holdings, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-listed Swire Pacific, on its purchase of the Coca-Cola bottling operations in Vietnam and Cambodia owned by Coca-Cola (Japan) for US$1 billion.

WongPartnership LLP

Diverse in experience and capabilities’, the practice at WongPartnership LLP maintains a strong track record in big-ticket transactions across the Asia Pacific region, China and the Middle East. Noted for his expertise in domestic and cross-border M&A, corporate restructurings, joint ventures and privatisations, Andrew Ang jointly leads the team alongside Chan Sing Yee, who focuses on joint ventures, venture capital and corporate finance-related transactions. Managing partner Ng Wai King boasts an enviable track record in high-profile M&A and private equity investments, while Audrey Chng is praised for her ‘strong expertise in public and private transactions’. Mark Choy acts for acquirers and targets in cross-border M&A deals and ‘client-orientedQuak Fi Ling handles privatisations, private equity investments and M&A. Other key contacts in the group include Soong Wen E and Anna Tan.

Practice head(s):

Andrew Ang; Chan Sing Yee

Other key lawyers:

Ng Wai King; Audrey Chng; Mark Choy; Quak Fi Ling; Soong Wen E; Anna Tan; Rachel Tan; Kyle Lee


‘Deep bench with good commitment to achieving the right outcome for the client.’

‘Technically sound and demonstrate high level of commercial awareness. A safe pair of hands.’

‘The team is very diverse in experience and capabilities.’

‘The firm is well-connected with partners outside Singapore, which provides convenience of having cross-border legal support under one firm.’

‘Audrey Chng is strong in her knowledge across public and private transactions, but what really stood out was her ability to appreciate the nuances of different cultures and commercial constraints, and provide flexible alternatives in order to meet the same objective.’

‘Quak Fi Ling is always client-oriented and as a client, I am confident that she will always place client’s interest at the core. This reflects in her responsiveness to client’s needs.’

‘Highly responsive and able to propose plausible solutions.’

‘Audrey Chng is responsive and prompt. She has strong technical knowledge.’

Key clients

Keppel Corporation

ESR Funds Management (S) Limited

UBS Group AG

SportsHub Pte. Ltd.

Sanjuro United Pte. Ltd.

Olam Group Limited

CapitaLand Ascott Trust

CapitaLand Ascendas REIT Management Limited

Frasers Centrepoint Asset Management Ltd

Cerberus European Investments, LLC

8S Capital Holdings Pte. Ltd.

KKR & Co.

Frasers Property Limited

Dymon Asia Private Equity

G.K. Goh Holdings Limited

Lian Beng Group Ltd

Singapore Exchange Limited

Tang Dynasty Treasure Pte. Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Keppel Corporation on the combination of their Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) unit with Sembcorp Marine and the transfer of legacy rig assets, associated receivables and associated intercompany loans to Kyanite, a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Temasek.
  • Involved in the US$5.2 billion acquisition by ESR Cayman Limited of ARA Asset Management Limited (ARA), as well as the S$1.4 billion merger of ESR-REIT and ARA LOGOS Logistics Trust (ALOG), which are both REITs listed on the SGX-ST.
  • Acting as Singapore counsel to UBS Group AG with respect to its merger with Credit Suisse Group AG by way of a statutory merger under the Swiss Merger Act.

Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow

Supported by the firm’s wide-reaching, international M&A practice, the Singapore-based team at Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow advises on high-end M&A, private equity and venture capital transactions, in addition to corporate reorganisations. Noted for its expertise across the energy, healthcare, technology, financial services and retail sectors, the practice is jointly led by Andrew Martin and Boo Bee Chun, who previously served in the firm’s Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taipei and Beijing offices and brings considerable experience in M&A deals. Min-Tze Lean advises on mergers, divestments, voluntary delistings and early-stage investment financings, while Xiao Hui Ting handles M&A, joint ventures and corporate restructurings. Theodore Heng joined from Herbert Smith Freehills LLP in August 2023.

Practice head(s):

Andrew Martin; Bee Chun Boo

Other key lawyers:

Min-Tze Lean; Xiao Hui Ting; Theodore Heng


‘A collaborative team.’

‘Bee Chun Boo is a standout lawyer.’

Key clients

Kewalram Chanrai Group

Electricity Generating Public Company Limited

Evercore Asia (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.

ExxonMobil Asia Holdings Pte. Ltd.

Johnson & Johnson

VMS Asset Management Limited

Novartis Pharma AG

Sequoia Capital

Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd

S&P Global Inc.

Tybourne Capital Management (HK) Limited

UOB Venture Management Private Limited

Wilbur-Ellis Holdings Inc.

Acciona Energia Global

Sequoia Capital

Daiwa House Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Representing ExxonMobil Asia Holdings Pte. Ltd. as lead Singapore counsel in their sale of 66.99% of the ordinary shares in Esso (Thailand) Public Company Limited to Bangchak Corporation Public Company Limited.
  • Acted as lead counsel for the EGCO Group on the disposal of its entire shares in three geothermal power plants in Indonesia to Star Energy Group Holdings Pte. Ltd.
  • Advised Kewalram Chanrai Group on the sale of its 100% interest in EcoOils Group, a waste oil recycling business, to Shell Eastern Petroleum.

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

The ‘practical and efficient’ team at Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP has demonstrable experience in cross-border transactions across the Asia Pacific region, with notable expertise in high-value private equity transactions. Regional head of the firm’s corporate and transactional group, Chia Kim Huat advises on public and private M&A, multi-jurisdictional joint ventures and private equity investments, while Sandy Foo maintains a standout track record in big-ticket transactions. Lim Wee Hann acts for clients in the biotechnology, healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors on cross-border acquisitions and divestments, and Evelyn Wee is praised as ‘a star in the team’. Terence Quek and Favian Tan spearhead the technology M&A practice, and Tracy-Anne Ang counts multinational companies, startups, SMEs, private equity investors and venture capital funds among her key roster of clients.

Practice head(s):

Chia Kim Huat; Sandy Foo; Evelyn Wee; Tracy-Anne Ang; Terence Quek

Other key lawyers:

Lim Wee Hann; Favian Tan; Danny Lim


‘Evelyn Wee is a star in the R&T team. She is very experienced and commercial in M&A transactions, with a good understanding of commercial needs of the client and an ability to keep her cool no matter the situation. She has excellent negotiation skill and is in control of every situation.’

‘We have been working with this team for over eight years and it has been a wonderful journey. The team is highly competent, practical and business minded. The team is humble.’

‘The R&T team was very practical and efficient. They provided prompt and relevant advice and were always quick to suggest ways which would help us reduce costs.’

‘Favian Tan went out of the way to be available and was extremely patient with questions from our team members.’

Key clients

PSA Marine (Pte) Ltd, PSA Marine Americas (Pte) Ltd

Straits Apex Group Sdn. Bhd.

Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited

Cuscaden Peak Pte. Ltd.

DBS Trustee Limited

Duchess Avenue Pte. Ltd.

Link Real Estate Investment Trust

Bridgetown 2 Holdings Limited

Sunseap Group Pte. Ltd.

Grofers International Pte. Ltd.

DigiAsia Bios Pte. Ltd.

Hywel Investments Ltd.

Tamaris Infrastructure Pte. Ltd.

Keppel Infrastructure Trust

Capsol Investment III Pte. Ltd.

Hwa Hong Corporation Limited

Joint and Several Judicial Managers of Swiber Holdings Limited and Swiber Offshore Construction Pte. Ltd., being Messrs Bob Yap Cheng Ghee, Tay Puay Cheng and Ong Pang Thye, all care of KPMG Services Pte. Ltd.


Work highlights

  • Acted for Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited, a controlling shareholder of Sembcorp Marine Ltd and a substantial shareholder of Keppel Corporation Limited, in the combination of Sembcorp Marine and Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd, to form an enlarged group listed on the SGX-ST with Temasek as its largest shareholder.
  • Acted for Cuscaden Peak Pte. Ltd., a company formed by a consortium of investors for the purposes of undertaking a proposed acquisition for all the issued ordinary shares in the capital of Singapore Press Holdings Limited by way of a scheme of arrangement, that values SPH at up to approximately S$3.9 billion.
  • Acted for DBS Trustee (in its capacity as trustee of MNACT) in the merger of MCT and MNACT by way of an S$4.2 billion acquisition by MCT of all issued and paid-up units of MNACT held by unitholders by way of a trust scheme of arrangement.

Bird & Bird ATMD LLP

Praised for its ‘excellent knowledge and quality of services’, Bird & Bird ATMD LLP acts for financial institutions, public and private companies, private equity houses and government-linked entities on a range of domestic and cross-border transactions. The team’s workload includes joint ventures, acquisitions and disposals, corporate restructurings, takeovers, leveraged buyouts, privatisations, private equity and venture capital investments. Marcus Chow leads the team and handles public and private M&A, in addition to private equity and venture capital transactions, while counsel Jolie Giouw advises on corporate finance matters. Sandra Seah is another key contact in the group.

Practice head(s):

Marcus Chow

Other key lawyers:

Jolie Giouw; Sandra Seah


‘The team led by Marcus Chow and Jolie Giouw warrant mention due to their excellent knowledge and quality of services.’

‘The services provided by both Marcus Chow and Jolie Giouw are exceptional.’

Key clients

KludeIn I Acquisition Corp

ABC Impact

East Ventures

ACA Investments Pte Ltd

PTW Asia Pte Ltd

MassMutual Ventures SEA Management Pte Ltd

Cercano Management Asia Pte. Ltd.

ST Engineering Ventures

ALP Venture Pte Ltd

Enero Group Limited

TreeDots Enterprise (Private Limited) Group Holdings, Inc

United Overseas Bank Limited

Rackspace US Inc

MedSupply International Holdings Pte. Ltd

PPRO Holding GmbH

Inex Innovate Pte. Ltd.

Toku Pte. Ltd.

Organica Water

Brunel Energy Holding B.V.

K2 Partnering Solutions Pte. Ltd.

R3 Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.

Aser Group Holding Pte Ltd

PXP Financial Group Limited

Waypoint Asset Co 12 Limited

Work highlights

  • Acted as Singapore, French and Australian counsel for KludeIn I Acquisition Corp, in its merger with Near Intelligence Holdings which will generate US$268 million in gross proceeds and peg Near at a Pro-forma market capitalisation of nearly US$1 billion.
  • Advised ABC Impact, a Singapore-headquartered Asia-focused private equity firm, on its US$36 million funding in Iceotope Technologies, a UK-based precision immersion cooling tech firm.
  • Advised EV Growth, a growth fund under Indonesian venture capital firm East Ventures, on its series A+ funding round for Singapore designer toy collectibles start-up Mighty Jaxx.

Dentons Rodyk

Commended for its ‘great depth of talent and breadth of experience’, Dentons Rodyk is well-placed to collaborate with offices in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines and Vietnam, advising on domestic and cross-border M&A, private equity and venture capital transactions. The team acts for vendors, acquirers and financiers across the healthcare, technology, consumer goods, financial services, real estate and telecommunications sectors. Noted for his expertise in venture capital, start-ups and corporate governance mandates, S Sivanesan leads the team alongside Marian Ho, who is praised as a ‘leading authority on both M&A and corporate compliance matters’, and ‘dedicated, prompt and professionalEng Leng Ng.

Practice head(s):

S Sivanesan; Eng Leng Ng; Marian Ho

Other key lawyers:

Valerie Ong; Li Chuan Hsu; Evelyn Ang; Mark Wong


‘On time and on budget, and always a pleasure to work with. Great depth of talent and breadth of experience.’

‘Marian Ho is a leading authority on both M&A and corporate compliance matters. Reliable and dependable for in-house counsel.’

‘Eng Leng Ng is dedicated, prompt and professional in responses.’

Key clients

Mobile TeleSystems Public Joint Stock Company

PerkinElmer, Inc.

SK Global Entertainment, Inc.

OPIS, A Dow Jones Company

Element Materials Technology

Segezha Group

Razer Inc.

Oman Investment Corporation

The Straits Trading Company Limited

Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited

Hyphens Pharma International Limited

SP Corporation Limited

SingHaiyi Group Ltd.

The Ascott Limited (TAL)

Boustead Projects Limited

Genera Group Holding S.p.A

Work highlights

  • Advising The Straits Trading Company Limited on its distribution of around S$217.9 million by way of distribution in specie of new ordinary shares of Straits Trading, or at shareholders’ election, up to 62,758,837 ordinary shares in the issued share capital of ESR Group Limited held by Straits Trading, to shareholders of Straits Trading.
  • Advising Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited on the voluntary conditional cash offer by OCBC, for and on behalf Sanjuro in connection with the voluntary conditional cash offer for all the issued and paid-up ordinary shares in the share capital of Hwa Hong Corporation Limited.
  • Advising PerkinElmer, Inc. in selling its Applied, Food and Enterprise Services business to the leading growth-oriented private equity firm New Mountain Capital.

Drew & Napier LLC

The team at Drew & Napier LLC, which ‘stands out for its distinctive blend of expertise and innovation’, handles a broad range of transactions in Singapore and Southeast Asia, with an increasing workload involving cross-border deals arising out of the energy and real estate sectors. Key clients include private and publicly listed corporates, venture capital and private equity funds, financial institutions, multinationals, family offices and government-linked funds and conglomerates, among others. An expert in public and private M&A, Steven Lo leads the team and Jon Nair is praised for his ‘unparalleled legal acumen and strategic thinking’, while Tan Teng Sen advises on privatisations, private equity transactions and joint ventures. Seraphina Ho is another key contact in the group.

Practice head(s):

Steven Lo

Other key lawyers:

Jon Nair; Tan Teng Sen; Seraphina Ho; Priscilla Wang; Benjamin Gaw


‘Commercially-minded team, who are sensitive to the timeline and cost pressures of in-house clients and go out of their way to meet such needs. Drew’s full-service capabilities is also very useful in transactional work by providing a one-stop shop.’

‘Tan Teng Sen is a commercially-minded partner.’

‘Extremely experienced and knowledgeable team.’

‘Benjamin Gaw is a very approachable and extremely detailed oriented person.’

‘A very experienced and capable team who are client centric. Easy to work with and are knowledgeable in their area of expertise.’

‘Steven Lo and Tan Teng Sen are experienced in what they do and are able to distill and communicate the issues effectively.’

‘Drew & Napier LLC’s corporate and M&A team stands out for its distinctive blend of expertise and innovation. The team’s strengths lie in their deep legal knowledge, combined with their practical problem-solving skills.’

‘Jon Nair has unparalleled legal acumen and strategic thinking, which consistently leads to innovation solutions. He is able to effectively anticipate legal trends and provide strategic legal solutions to problems that arise.’

Key clients

SK ecoplant Co., Ltd

PT Astrindo Nusantara Infrastruktur Tbk

Banpu PCL

Evercore Asia (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., financial adviser to Hwa Hong Corporation Limited

VTTSG Holding Pte. Ltd.

Maxi-Cash Financial Services Corporation Ltd. (now known as Aspial Lifestyle Ltd)

BPIN Investment Co., Ltd., part of the Banpu group

Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Co., Ltd

Investment vehicle of Bonny Setiawan and his family office investors, which is a shareholder of BNWP Cella Holding Pte Ltd

FnO Pte. Ltd.

Square Peg Capital Pty Ltd and SEEK Growth Nominees Pty Ltd

Solvay Specialty Chemicals Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd

Union Steel Holdings Limited

StarHub Ltd

Yokogawa Electric Corporation

Tuan Sing Holdings Limited

EQT Infrastructure

Temasek Holdings

Metro Holdings

Heliconia Capital Management (wholly owned by Temasek)

Penguin International Limited

TIHT Investment Holdings Pte Ltd (joint venture of TIH Limited and Temasek)

Manhattan Resources Limited

TE Asia Healthcare Partners Pte. Ltd

United Power of Asia Public Company Limited

Kaizen Private Equity II Pte. Ltd.

Oak View Group LLC

STAR Capital Partnership LLP

RHB Investment Bank Berhad

Wongnai Media Co., Ltd.

Tricor Services Limited

FWD Group

COSCO SHIPPING International (Singapore) Co., Ltd.

TIH Limited

Hanns Ventures Pte Ltd, Insas Technology Berhad, SBI Islamic Fund II (Brunei) Limited

Sheares Healthcare Group

Work highlights

  • Acted as Singapore counsel to SK ecoplant Co., Ltd. in its acquisition of 100% of the issued share capital of TES-Envirocorp Pte. Ltd. at an enterprise value of US$1 billion.
  • Acted as Singapore counsel to Jakarta-listed PT Astrindo Nusantara Infrastruktur Tbk in its acquisition of all of the shares in the capital of PTT Mining Limited from a subsidiary of Stock Exchange of Thailand-listed PTT.
  • Acted for Stock Exchange of Thailand-listed Banpu PCL as Singapore counsel in relation to the sale of its 47.5% shareholding in Sunseap Holding Pte. Ltd. to EDP Renováveis, S.A. for approximately S$490 million.

Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC

The ‘proactive’ team at Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC advises on purchases and divestitures by public and private companies, tender offers, restructurings, joint ventures, spin-offs, leverage buyouts and public-to-private transactions. Key clients range from sellers, buyers, and investors to investment and commercial banks, private equity and venture capital funds, and institutional lenders, among others. Practice leader Bernard Lui ‘provides professional, creative and practical advice’ on M&A, IPOs and corporate finance transactions, while Wai Ming Yap handles cross-border deals, with a focus on Singapore and Malaysia. Other key contacts in the group include Joo Khin Ng and George Cyriac, who joined from Stephenson Harwood LLP in June 2023.

Practice head(s):

Bernard Lui

Other key lawyers:

Joo Khin Ng; Wai Ming Yap; Vanessa Ng; Chrystle Kuek; George Cyriac


‘The team is knowledgeable and members are proactive.’

‘Bernard Lui is knowledgeable and thinks outside the box. He provides professional, creative and practical advice.’

‘Chrystle Keuk is knowledgeable, proactive and very prompt in responding to clients. She adheres to project timelines and will put in extra efforts to complete the projects.’

Key clients

APAC Realty Limited

Totm Technologies Limited

GSS Energy Limited

Asia-Pacific Strategic Investments Limited

Imperium Crown Limited

AmerisourceBergen Corporation

Beverly JCG Ltd.

Charisma Energy Services Limited

Hiap Seng Engineering Limited

TEE International Limited

Yongnam Holdings Limited

Grand Venture Technology Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised AmerisourceBergen in connection with its US$1.29 billion all-cash acquisition of PharmaLex from funds advised by AUCTUS Capital Partners AG.

Shook Lin & Bok LLP

The team at Shook Lin & Bok LLP ‘go above and beyond’ for its roster of clients, including financial institutions, domestic corporates, private equity and venture capital houses, and advises on buyouts, mergers, reverse takeovers, joint ventures, privatisations, and trade and business sales and purchases. With demonstrable experience across the pharmaceuticals, healthcare, energy, real estate and technology sectors, the practice is led by David Chong, who handles cross-border transactions in Asia, the Middle East and Europe, while Ho Ying Ming advises on corporate restructurings, reorganisations and private equity investments. Other key contacts in the group include Chua Shi Ying and Pearlyn Xie.

Practice head(s):

David Chong

Other key lawyers:

Ho Ying Ming; Chua Shi Ying; Pearlyn Xie; Dayne Ho


‘The firm houses stellar corporate partners, including Dayne Ho and Chua Shi Ying.’

‘Clients need look no further than Dayne Ho for a lawyer with the rarest mixture of excellent commercial sense and brilliant technical ability. Clients are always ahead in the power curve because of his almost prescient analysis and brilliant negotiation skills.’

‘We have a very pleasant and smooth working relationship with the SLB team. They are flexible and reasonable with their billings and costs, and will go above and beyond to accommodate our needs. ’

‘David Chong is knowledgable, hard-working and responsive. He is very practical and is always willing think outside the box to find solutions for our unique requests.’

Key clients

Taylor Maritime Investments Limited

Advance Intelligence Group / Atome Financial

WPP Group

Dymon Asia Private Equity



Pathology Asia Holdings

M1 Telecommunications


Morgan Stanley

Work highlights

  • Advised Taylor Maritime Investments on its voluntary offer for Grindrod Shipping Holdings (NASDAQ : GRIN / JSE : GSH).
  • Assisted Nium, the global platform for modern money movement, as transaction counsel in its acquisition of Socash, a Singapore-based alternative payments network platform.
  • Acted for Excelpoint in relation to the privatisation and delisting of Excelpoint by a wholly owned Singapore incorporated subsidiary of WT Microelectronics Co., Ltd, a company listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange.

TSMP Law Corporation

TSMP Law Corporation has demonstrable experience advising on takeovers of public-listed companies in Singapore, in addition to M&A transactions, joint ventures, privitisations and corporate restructurings, for a client base that includes major financial institutions. Stefani Yuen Thio, who handles a broad range of mandates, from M&A and IPOs to general corporate transactions, leads the team alongside Jennifer Chia and June Ho.

Practice head(s):

Stefanie Yuen Thio; Jennifer Chia; June Ho


‘Responsive and capable.’

‘Stefanie Yuen Thio is well known in the industry for her connections and insight.’

‘June Ho has been very helpful on transactions.’

‘One of our valued local partners who assist us with Singapore law advice at very competitive rates.’

‘Stefanie Yuen Thio and June Ho both understand the challenges the legal industry is facing and go the extra mile to provide value for money legal services. They are both very responsive and commercial in their approach.’

‘June Ho is a pleasure to work with, quick to respond and always happy to help.’

Key clients

Halcyon Agri Corporation Limited

DBS Bank Limited

Axington Inc.

Hafary Holdings Limited

Colex Holdings Limited

Cargotec Oyj

Thome Group Holding Limited

Hiap Seng Investment Pte. Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Acting for Halycon Agri Corporation Limited, the subject of a potential mandatory general offer by China Rubber Investment Group Company Limited.
  • Advised DBS Bank Limited as financial institution providing the confirmation of financial resources in respect of the proposed mandatory general offer for all the issued and paid up ordinary shares in the share capital of Chip Eng Seng Corporation, valuing the company at S$565 million.
  • Advising the reconstituted Board of Axington Inc. in a reverse takeover (RTO) transaction.


Counting private and public companies, high-net-worth individuals, public sector entities and financial institutions among its key roster of clients, the ‘prompt, attentive and sharp’ practice at CNPLaw LLP advises on M&A and divestments, in addition to general corporate and commercial matters. Managing partner Lisa Theng handles private equity and venture capital transactions, and jointly leads the team alongside Min-Li Tan, who advises on M&A and corporate finance matters, and Ken Chia, who spearheads the firm’s corporate advisory group.

Practice head(s):

Lisa Theng; Tan Min-LI; Ken Chia


‘Quality of service, prompt in response, quick in delivery and prepared to work round the clock.

‘Prompt, attentive and sharp.’

Key clients

Innova Sourcing Co., Limited

A1 Advisory Pte. Ltd.

Southern Archipelago Ltd.

Singapore O&G Ltd.

Intrepid E-commerce Services Pte. Ltd.

GYP Properties Limited

Global Palm Resources Holdings Limited

Pinsent Masons MPillay

Counting financial institutions, fintech start-ups, sovereign wealth funds, fund investment managers, government-linked entities and multinational corporations among its key roster of clients, Pinsent Masons MPillay is noted for its expertise in fintech and medtech M&A transactions in Asia. Praised as ‘diligent’, Nicholas Hanna advises on M&A and joint ventures, and jointly leads the practice alongside Mark Tan, who has demonstrable experience advising on inbound and outbound cross-border transactions. Senior associate Mayumi Soh is another key contact in the group.

Practice head(s):

Nicholas Hanna; Mark Tan

Other key lawyers:

Mayumi Soh


‘Nicholas Hanna always finds innovative solutions.’

‘Mark Tan is diligent and detailed.’

Key clients

AB Dynamics plc

Mace Group Limited

Capgemini SE

Work highlights

  • Advised AB Dynamics Plc, a company listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange on its acquisition of the Vadotech Group for $26 million.
  • Advised Mace Group Limited in relation to its US$25 million investment into, and formation of a partnership with the Tenman Group, a market leader in the management of mega, mixed-use hospitality, entertainment and gaming projects in Asia.
  • Advised Capgemini SE on the acquisition of Aodigy Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, a Singapore headquartered group specialising in digital transformation on the Salesforce platform.

Quahe Woo & Palmer LLC

With demonstrable experience across the financial services, real estate, technology and telecommunications sectors, Quahe Woo & Palmer LLC counts private equity and venture capital funds, public listed companies, high net-worth family offices and sovereign wealth-backed entities among its key roster of clients. Kenneth Leong leads the team and advises on domestic and cross-border M&A, private equity-led privatisations, joint ventures and vendor auction sale processes. Praised for his ‘technical skill, business acumen and enthusiasm’, Wei-Jin Lee is another key contact in the group.

Practice head(s):

Kenneth Leong

Other key lawyers:

Wei-Jin Lee; Keith Oh


‘The lawyers are entrepreneurial and relate to clients well when it comes to running a business and managing costs. QWP lawyers are keen to build long-term relations with clients and are always available to help.’

‘They are great technical lawyers and get things done for clients.’

‘Wei-Jin Lee is not only a technically sound lawyer, but also commercial in his work. He is a great listener and easy to deal with at any time of the day. His technical skill, business acumen and enthusiasm to get things done for the client is appealing to clients.’

Key clients

L Catterton Asia

Seraya Partners

Durapower Holdings Pte Ltd

Phoon Huat Group

Cé La Vi Group

SPCI Group Holdings Pte Ltd

NV5 Global, Inc.

International Finance Corporation


NEFIN Holding Limited

Olympus Corporation

Rawabi Holding Company Limited

Tenggara Capital Partners Sdn Bhd

Work highlights

  • Advising Durapower Holdings Pte. Ltd. in its US$50 million fundraising from BPINI Investment Company Limited.
  • Advising SMRT Corporation Ltd in the joint venture with Premier Corporation Pte. Ltd. and BS Investors Pte Ltd involving the merger of SMRT’s Strides Taxis and Premier Corporation and BS Investors’ Premier Taxis and BIS Motoring businesses.
  • Advised International Finance Corporation in its investment of up to US$25 million in District Cooling Company.

Resource Law LLC

Operating in alliance with Reed Smith LLP’s Singapore office, Resource Law LLC is well-placed to leverage its international network and stands out for its expertise in the power, commodities and natural resources sectors, in addition to the media and technology industries. Johnny Lim, who advises on cross-border M&A, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital transactions, jointly leads the team alongside Kohe Hasan, who has experience in the energy, mining, commodities and shipping sectors.

Practice head(s):

Johnny Lim; Kohe Hasan

Other key lawyers:

Michael Kwan


‘Resource Law is a nimble, capable law firm with a quality bench of experienced practitioners. The firm’s expertise covers broad range of practices and industries, which helps clients address a broad range of legal issues.’

‘Michael Kwan is a knowledgeable and experienced attorney.’

‘The team provides fast, prompt and commercially viable advice.’

Withers KhattarWong LLP

Providing ‘valuable insights and strategic guidance to clients, helping navigate complex challenges effectively’, Withers KhattarWong LLP advises on M&A, buyouts and takeovers, purchases of shares in companies, joint ventures, commercial transactions and corporate governance matters. Private equity investments is another key area of expertise. Daniel Yong leads the team and focuses on investment funds, in addition to cross-border private equity and M&A transactions, with demonstrable experience in the real estate, financial services and energy sectors.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Yong

Other key lawyers:

Joel Shen; Chuo Ming Leong; Erlene Tan


‘The team comprises highly skilled professionals with extensive expertise in their respective fields. They have a deep understanding of the industry dynamics, regulations, and market trends. This expertise allows them to provide valuable insights and strategic guidance to clients, helping navigate complex challenges effectively.’

‘The team is committed to crafting tailored legal strategies that are specifically designed to address the individual needs and goals of each client. They also have a diverse team of professionals that enable them to comprehensively address even the most complex challenges.’

Key clients

Ant Group (Alipay)

MSS Real Estate Investments I Pte Ltd, and Asia Self Storage Holdco Limited

Inbrew Asia

Wallex Technologies Pte. Ltd.

Quest FoF, a Pan-Asian Agri-Food corporation

Robin.AI Pte Ltd and its shareholders

Economic Development Board

Altara Ventures Pte Ltd

Levanta Renewables

Italian Exhibition Group S.P.A.

Work highlights

  • Acted for MSS Real Estate Investments I Pte Ltd and Asia Self Storage Holdco Limited, in the sale of Mandarin Self-Storage portfolio to Storhub.
  • dvised Inbrew Asia on the acquisition financing for its acquisition of Diageo’s India business, involving 32 Indian liquor brands.

Eng and Co. LLC

Eng and Co. LLC handles a range of local and regional transactions, from share and asset acquisitions and disposals, corporate reorganisations, privatisations and mergers to joint ventures, venture capital and private equity investments. Rachel Eng leads the practice and focuses on M&A and corporate governance mandates. Other key contacts in the group include Lynn Soh and Andrew Heng.

Practice head(s):

Rachel Eng

Other key lawyers:

Lynn Soh; Andrew Heng

Key clients

Mitsubishi Logistics Corporation


YCP Holdings (Global) Limited

Boustead Singapore Limited

Avenseus Holdings Pte. Ltd.

Proxtera Pte. Ltd.

Singapore Press Holdings Limited

Paddington Enterprise Pte. Ltd.

Accredify Pte. Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advising Boustead Singapore Limited, Singapore-based and Singapore-listed engineering services group, on its voluntary general offer to acquire, privatise and delist its real estate subsidiary, Boustead Projects Limited.
  • Advised on the sale of SgCarMart for S$150 million by Singapore Press Holdings Limited to a consortium led by Toyota Financial Services Singapore.
  • Advised Proxtera on its successful first closing of a Series Seed round of equity funding with Ant Group, US VC investor CerraCap Ventures, and EDBI participating as investors.

Prolegis LLC

Operating in a formal law alliance with Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Prolegis LLC is well-placed to advise on a range of domestic and cross-border transactions, particularly in deals involving Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia, and has demonstrable experience in the energy, technology and telecommunications sectors. Ban Leong Oo leads the team and handles acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic investments, while Ralph Lim acts for both investors and investees on private equity and venture capital fund transactions.

Practice head(s):

Ban Leong Oo

Other key lawyers:

Ralph Lim


Counting public and private companies, financial institutions, investment funds, international companies and high-net-worth individuals among its key roster of clients, RHTLaw Asia LLP advises on M&A, private equity and venture capital transactions, as well as IPOs and corporate restructurings. Erwan Barre, who is noted for his expertise in the technology and life sciences sectors, jointly leads the team alongside Yang Eu Jin, who handles corporate finance and capital markets matters.

Practice head(s):

Erwan Barre; Yang Eu Jin

Key clients

Singapore Post Limited

Pin Corporation Pte. Ltd.

Volare Group AG


AiDA Holdings Pte. Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Acted for the shareholders of Pin Corporation Pte. Ltd. and LinkRich(S) Pte. Ltd. in the sale of Pin (and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Mandai Link Logistics Pte. Ltd.) and LinkRich to Lineage Logistics Singapore Pte. Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lineage Logistics Holdings, LLC.
  • Advised Volare Group AG in relation to the Partial Takeover of Sabana Industrial REIT.
  • Represented RegASK in a Series A equity fund raising.

Virtus Law LLP

Operating in a formal alliance with Stephenson Harwood LLPVirtus Law LLP is noted for its expertise in the maritime, healthcare, technology and telecommunications sectors, and advises on a range of mandates, from M&A and joint ventures to corporate restructurings and private equity investments. Following the departure of Elaine Beh to RHTLaw Asia LLP in August 2022, Sheetal Sandhu, who focuses on cross-border M&A in Malaysia, India, Vietnam, and Indonesia, jointly leads the team alongside Parikhit Sarma. Jason Yang is another key contact in the group.

Practice head(s):

Sheetal Sandhu; Parikhit Sarma

Other key lawyers:

Jason Yang


‘Practical and comprehensive advice delivered in a timely manner.’

‘Sheetal Sandhu and Jason Yang stand out for their humility, engagement, positive attitude and excellent legal advice.’

Key clients

BW Group

TotalEnergies Renewables Asia Pte. Ltd.

AIGF Advisors Pte Ltd

Swire Pacific Offshore

Asia Maritime Pacific

VCPlus Limited

S&P Global Platts

Corporation Service Company


Ringier AG

StraitNZ Limited, Ferry Lines Limited

Affinity Shipping

PropNex Limited

Sen Yue Holdings Limited

Work highlights

  • Advising BW Group on its acquisition of 100% of Hawaiki Submarine Cable and International Connectivity Services (Hawaiki), New Zealand headquartered entities owning the Hawaiki Submarine Cable amongst other assets.
  • Advised the French-headquartered global energy player, TotalEnergies, on its joint venture and associated commercial arrangements with Japanese energy group, ENEOS, to develop onsite B2B solar distributed generation across Asia over the next five years.
  • Advising Corporation Service Company, a leading provider of corporate, legal, tax and digital brand services, on the regulatory aspects of its acquisition of Intertrust N.V., a global leader in providing tech-enabled fund and corporate solutions.